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Encyclopedia > Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral steps
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral steps
The south elevation and main entrance to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
The south elevation and main entrance to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral in Liverpool, has the official name of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. It replaced the Pro-Cathedral of St Nicholas, Copperas Hill. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool, the motherchurch of Liverpool's catholics, and the metropolitan church of the ecclesiastical Northern Province. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2136x2848, 2458 KB) Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2136x2848, 2458 KB) Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1134, 247 KB) South elevation of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, designed by Giles Frederick Gibberd. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1134, 247 KB) South elevation of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, designed by Giles Frederick Gibberd. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Liverpools skyline, as seen from the River Mersey. ... The Archbishop of Liverpool is the Ordinary of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool in the Region of Great Britain. ...


Edwin Lutyens' original design for the cathedral would have created a massive classical/Byzantine structure that would have become the second-largest church in the world. It would have had the world's largest dome. Financial restrictions caused the abandonment of this plan after building only the crypt. The new cathedral, designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and consecrated in 1967, was built over the crypt. Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens OM (March 29, 1869 - January 1, 1944), was arguably the greatest British architect of the 20th century (some have said the greatest since Wren, others, simply, the greatest). ... St Peters Basilica, Rome A dome is a common structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. ... Crypt is also a commonly used name of water trumpets, aquatic plants. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Lutheran or Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a diocese. ... Frederick Gibberd (1908-1984) was a British architect. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The cathedral stands on the site of the Liverpool Workhouse, on Hope Street. Facing it at the opposite end of Hope Street is the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool, the city's Anglican Cathedral. Liverpools skyline, as seen from the River Mersey. ... have hope Hope is a belief that things are obtainable regardless of the remoteness of the probabilities. ... Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Liverpool Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral of Liverpool, England; it is built on St James Mount, in the centre of the city. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...


The church has a circular shape, with chapels built in between the buttresses that support the tent-shaped spire (which represents the crown of thorns of Jesus) like tent poles. A short film, Crown of Glass, documents the construction of the Cathedral's rainbow-coloured stained glass windows. Jesus, also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, in which context he is known as Jesus Christ (from Greek Ιησούς Χριστός) with Christ not being a name but rather a title meaning Anointed. He is also considered a very important prophet in Islam and a manifestation of... A rainbow arches over Florida. ... Strictly speaking, stained glass is glass that has been painted with silver stain and then fired. ...


Liverpudlians affectionately call the cathedral "Paddy's Wigwam" because of its largely Irish Catholic congregation and its general resemblance to a Native American teepee. To avoid causing offence, one can use the alternative nickname "the Mersey Funnel". A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ... Nez Perce tipi A tipi (also teepee, tepee) is a conical tent originally made of skins and popularised by the American Indians of the Great Plains. ...


The church's concrete exterior has not worn well and suffers from leaks. A belfry stands to the east of the church. A new stepped approach has recently been built. Belfry of Bruges A belfry is a building (also known as a bell tower) - or a part of a building - in which bells are hung. ...


The Cathedral's choir has a reputation as one of the finest in the UK. It has a very large repertoire, from contemporary music to Gregorian Chant. Gregorian chant is also known as plainchant or plainsong and is a form of monophonic, unaccompanied singing, which was developed in the Catholic church, mainly during the period 800-1000. ...


The Cathedral's crypt plays host to the Liverpool Beer Festival each February.


External links

  • Cathedral site

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